Watch Rich Mnisi’s video lookbook for his first trans-seasonal collection, Xingelengele


South African designer Rich Mnisi has made a video lookbook for his first trans-seasonal collection Xingelengele (bell/siren). Shot in the Masiphumelele township of Cape Town, we see a succession of statue-like models pose in his larger than life looks while rainbows of smoke billow - and local residents go about their daily business - around them. Mnisi tells us that it all started with thinking about voiding a transaction at a supermarket, which led to the idea of the possibilities of undoing our real-life actions. “If we had the opportunity to ‘cela i’void’ whenever we changed our minds, or wanted to undo something that had happened, how many of us would jump at the opportunity and how many times would we undo?” he asks.




Direction Ricardo Simal
Videography Alistair Blair
Hair & make-up Naveen Scello
Film assistants Luke Houba, Jean-Pierre Whitfield & Jesse Navarre Vos
Fashion assistant Gavin Collins
Shoes Converse
Earrings Githan Coopoo
Models Trish at Pulse Model Management, Janessa at Faith Model Management, Yannick Konan at Boss Models, Selina Carvalho at Fusion Model Management, Johannes Westerveld at 3D Models and Rachid Poati at D&A Model Management

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Published on 24/05/2017